It pays to train with a WWE Hall of Famer: Brennan Williams, a 6-foot-7, 300-pound monster who spent the past few years as an offensive tackle in the NFL, has scored a developmental deal with WWE.
Williams, son of former New England Patriots defensive end Brent Williams, was drafted by the Houston Texans in 2013, yet never actually played a single down in a regular-season game due to a microfracture in his knee that kept him out the entire 2014 season. He was then picked up and released by the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Patriots in quick succession.
Following that third release in October 2015, Williams decided to return to Houston and try his hand at professional wrestling, training with Booker T and appearing in the WWE Hall of Famer’s indie promotion Reality of Wrestling under the moniker Marcellus Black. His first match was this past February, which you can watch below.
As of today, Williams has officially reported to Orlando to begin training at the WWE Performance Center. It will be interesting to see what he picked up from his time studying under Booker T — and given that the five-time world champion just retired the Spinaroonie from his arsenal, maybe Williams will inherit it.